Potassium Sorbate

KSh 450

KSh 450

Potassium sorbate is the inactive salt of sorbic acid.

It readily dissolves in water where it converts to sorbic acid and in its active form is effective at a low pH being most active at pH 4.4.

Potassium sorbate is active against mold, fair against yeast and poor against most bacteria.

Potassium sorbate is not a broad spectrum preservative for cosmetic use and should be combined with other preservatives.

INCI: Potassium Sorbate

Usage Rate: 0.1% – 0.5%

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